|Chapter 1||Lamenting the Consequence of War||Verse 43|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Persons whose family traditions have been destroyed means also those whose caste and heritage has also been lost. We have heard from the authoritative sources of the Vedas scriptures that those addicted to vice who perform no expiation nor feel any repentance, go to terrible hells full of misery.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Madhvacarya has no commentary so we present Baladeva Vidyabhusana's.
Here by the word kula-dharma getting spoiled also means that jati-dharmah meaning the duties of each caste and asrama dharma meaning the relationships between the castes are indicated as well. Anususruma means we have heard in the line of parampara disciplic succession that persons who are addicted to sinful activities; yet who do not make atonement or repent are damned to excruciatingly painful and terrifying hells.
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Arjuna is supporting his argument by affirming that he has heard from respectable sources in disciplic succession, that those who are responsible for destroying righteousness reside permanently in hellish existence. Therefore this decision to fight is not the wisest of choices.